I’m writing in regards to the old manor in Alberton.
A month ago a meeting was held to discuss what to do with the old building. At this meeting we learned that Randy Noye wanted to develop the building at his own cost but was turned down by the government. He had planned to rent it out to business owners and had hopes of bringing more employment to the town of Alberton.
Most people at this meeting wanted to see the building developed but I just learned the other day that the government is planning to demolish the building by Christmas of this year.
Is a mayor not elected to represent his town’s people? But oh, wait, the mayor never showed up to that meeting to see what his town’s people wanted done with the old manor building.
The mayor was bold enough to send a letter to the government to demolish the building. I don’t think the mayor should solely decide what to do with the building, especially since it will be taxpayers paying to demolish the building which was estimated around $400,000 or the price could be in the millions.
I think the taxpayers of Alberton should have a say in what to do with the building, and government, along with the mayor, should listen to what they have to say.
I encourage anyone who has an opinion on the matter to write a letter to the mayor or speak to their local MLA.